I took my dog bowser to the vet this recent monday morning (september 22nd) because he was not feeling well and we got him a parvo check and the doctor said that it was negative which means he does not have parvo.
So it could mean he have an obstruction (which means he swallowed something he could not digest) so we paid to get him a x-ray. The doctor was 99% sure that there is an object fabric like stuck in his intestines because they were looking tangled and out of place. So we paid a bunch of money that we could barely afford to give him a chance to survive. He made it through surgery and the doctor told my family and I yesterday that it was just some hair and she didn't think it would be something that made him ill but apparently it did. His intestines were fine. None died off.
I just got a phone call saying he is diagnosed with parvo. 1st off, no one requested him to get a parvo test again. 2ndly, they basically just made us pay over 1500$ for nothing. they also said "we're not sure how many extra days he need to be kept at the hospital but it would definitely be more money" when before the surgery we asked them specifically is 1500$ for sure the total and we will not be charged anything extra? The doctor assured us it wouldn't.
They are clearly just trying to take our money.
And on top of that they kept suggesting us to put him to sleep because they know how concern we are about him and would do anything for him to live. While other clinics at least ask us if we would like to give him up for adoption so someone who can afford it get him the treatment he need (if he do have parvo because it is costly)
Can we sue for this?
I'm not sure, you will need to contact a lawyer if you are concerned about suing. I doubt many of us on here will be able to dispense legal advice to you. I know you are sad about your dog though. There ARE false negatives on parvo tests though. I had a dog die of parvo after a false negative. They even tell you that at the office just so you know. And I do believe that if they are trying to save the dog's life they can do tests to do that. Even if the dog doesn't make it, you are still responsible for the bill.
Clearly you know your pet can beat parvo. Don't listen to Donraysino. It is a treatment of fluids and meds. He will get worse before he gets better when being treated. He will be ISO and go through stages of blow out bloody stool. I don't think you can sue, but I would ask the doctor how comes the first test was not postive? Did the virus only show its face after your dog was opened up? Did you ask if they could work with you since they were wrong. Do what is best for your love for the dog and the dog.
They said that he is doing better than yesterday and he got tested for parvo today. How in the world is a dog getting better after being diagnosed with Parvo. They are obviously F*CKEN WITH MY MONEY.
And they cannot do things to my dogs without asking my permission beforehand and I did not get one call asking to get him tested for Parvo AGAIN. Thats like somebody ordering things YOU have to pay for without asking you first.
IF YOU GOT A PAPPER SAYING THAT THE PET DIDENT HAVE PARVEO, AND HE DO'S, THEN YOU GOT THEM, YOU COULD GET YOUR MONEY BACK, however I have had on hand exp, so I know if he's got parveo you cant save him he a goner,am so sorry for you,please get your pat a 7 way sav every year so this do's not happen, god please you.
The real question is what are you going to due for your dog. If the parvo is not in its aggressive stages yet, YEs you can treat it. I think you should worry about your dog first then deal with your fustration with the vet office after.
Whatever. I went back to the hospital earlier and had a talk with them. They are not charging me a penny for the surgery that suppose to cost 1500. So I will be using the money I deposited to treat parvo instead.
I'm pissed off about them cutting my dog open for no reason like it's a thing to do. I LOVE BOWSER AND YES I AM GETTING HIM TREATED. Thank you all for answering this question.
sadly- im almost positive you cant
unless you have cold hard proof, then nothing can be done
I would find yell at them, and find a new vet that actually cares about the animal